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EU copyright reforms 'could harm creatives'

EU copyright reforms 'could harm creatives'

Technology
By Ajay Nair, news reporter The EU is a step closer to implementing a controversial copyright law reform that could affect what people share on websites like YouTube after politicians agreed on changes to the proposals.The reform, which pits tech giants like Google against publishers and content creators, will be put to MEPs next week before they make their final decision at a later date. Proposed changes to the law are designed to re-balance the relationship between internet platforms and those who create content - anything from music and memes to news and film.It seeks to give fairer pay to creators and forces tech firms to remove copyrighted content.Following the announcement, Andrus Ansip, the European Commission's vice president for the digital singl...
Revealed: Carillion link to ministers' board reforms

Revealed: Carillion link to ministers' board reforms

Business
Ministers want the chairman of one of Britain's biggest construction‎ groups to spearhead a new corporate governance code for private companies - even as the sector draws intense scrutiny in the wake of Carillion's liquidation.Sky News has learnt that Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, has been asked to sign off the appointment of James Wates to lead the review.City sources said that Mr Wates, who has chaired Wates Group‎ since 2013, was expected to have been named by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in the last few days.They said this weekend that an announcement had been delayed because of the collapse of Carillion, with ministers scrambling to contain the fallout from one of Britain's most significant insolvencies for decades.Although Wates is one of t